1 person killed in fire on 70th Street

One man was killed and at least two families were displaced by a fire that erupted this morning inside an apartment building at 70th Street

BROOKLYN - One man was killed and at least two families were displaced by a fire that erupted this morning inside an apartment building at 70th Street and 20th Avenue, officials say.

Fire officials say the blaze ignited inside a third-floor corner apartment at 1973 70th St. at around 9:30 a.m. The man who lived at the apartment was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. At least one other person was hospitalized after experiencing trouble breathing.

It took more than 100 firefighters about an hour to extinguish the flames.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.

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